The EducAfrica Project

Our vision, mission, values and approach to work are informed by the reality that:

EducAfrica is taking an active role towards ensuring children in Africa’s resource constrained areas have solid academic foundations and create wholesome learning experiences which equip them with the required capacity to compete in the world. aining, equipping of school management and accountability skills and scholarship provision in community schools located in resource-constrained areas in Africa.

“Upto 3 million children in Africa facing abject poverty .”

— United Nations

Vision:

One day, quality early childhood education will become an accessible reality to children in Africa.

Mission:

To ensure access to quality education and support of Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE) and creation of child-friendly learning environments through Teacher training, equipping of school management and accountability skills and scholarship provision in community schools located in resource-constrained areas in Africa

Values:

1. To pursue excellence in all areas of engagement.

2. To encourage the use of imagination in developing ideas and solving problems.

3. To improve capacity through learning from and with each other.

4. To do it right, especially when no one is watching.

5. To cultivate a culture of working together towards finding solutions.

Our Dream Team

Board

Jamal Mohamed

Chairperson

Master in Public Policy & Management

Anne Waweru

Treasurer

Master in Education

Michael Babu

Secretary

Master in Community Development

Anthony Gakuru

Board Member

Lawyer

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Matías Sáenz

Board Member

Lawyer

Team in the Field

Michael Babu

Executive Director

Master in Community Development

Peter Evans

Projects Leader

Teacher

Alice Wanjiru

 Accountability Leader

Accountant

Jeff Obonyo

Communications Officer

P.R. & Communication

Faith Atsang'o

Consultant

Psychologist

Team in Chile

Esteban Poblete

Teams Connector

Engineer

Paulina Robles

Accountant

Auditor

Joaquín Vergara

Project Leader

Lawyer

María Emilia Manríquez

Content Leader

Political Scientists

María Ignacia López

Accountability Leader

Economist

Matías Sáenz

 AfricaEduca Program Leader

Lawyer

Our Story

EducAfrica is born in the year 2013 after the experience lived by chilean volunteers in Saint Martin’s School, a school located in Kibera, Kenya, the biggest slum in Africa. While they were volunteering, teaching and fundraising for the school, these young men realized that the children’s dreams were enormous: some of them wanted to be doctors, or football players, nurses, etc. Even more, one of them wanted to become the President of Kenya. When they noticed these dreams to become something that, given the background they have and the conditions they live, was very far from their reality, these young men asked themselves: if they have the skills, why can’t their dreams become a reality? Why couldn’t these kids be pilots, doctors or even the President of Kenya? Thus, they started gathering people in Chile,

professionals vibrating with the same vision of breaking the poverty cycle in Africa, using the most powerful weapon of all: education. Also, to accomplish a more effective intervention, they partnered up with local institutions in Africa, like Strathmore University of Kenya, along with some social organizations both in Africa and Chile, to support the development of Accountability, Educational Advisement and Infrastructure programs.

Nowadays, EducAfrica has grown and the leadership of the NGO is held by Kenyan professionals who contribute with their work so children in the African schools can become the next pilots, doctors, nurses, presidents and more, because the work done by EducAfrica is motivated by the accomplishment of these dreams, which are not unmet because of skills, but opportunities.